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Installed 8.3 - crash

Installed 8.3 with hotfix. - crash

OC'd with AMDGPU Tool - crash

OC'd with Overdrive - crash

Left cards at stock. - crash

When I run with CrossfireX disabled with no AA and play COD4, no crash. With CrossfireX enable and AA at 4x (I get about the same FPS with 4x AA with two cards as with one card without 4x AA ~120 FPS)

I am very frustrated. I've tried all this and no dice.

I've done driver cleaner and re-installed as well.

I am going to try running EVERYTHING stock and see what happens....

If I can't sort this issue.... I might do something drastic...
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one may be defective? try each card separate...
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are they both on water? or just one?
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Both on water.
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Both on water.

Send me one. Problem solved!


Is it the ATIKMDAG crash? If so I had to send my card back because of that particular issue and another issue. Mostly that one though.
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Well... I don't know because the system just resets itself.

Usually I can find something and install or fix it... but this just does not want to work.

I'm going to have to do more testing to see if it's my OC that's doing this.
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Well... I don't know because the system just resets itself.

Usually I can find something and install or fix it... but this just does not want to work.

I'm going to have to do more testing to see if it's my OC that's doing this.
Definitely return everything to stock, loosen up the ram timings if they're running tight.
I had about 25 crashes yesterday, fought it all day.
Turned out my ram timings were not liked at all for gaming.
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post #8 of 28
ram can really be picky sometimes....

run everything at stock and that should get you in the right direction. Then slowly add back your overclocks.
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post #9 of 28
Also, you may want to try upping your PCI-E voltage a teensy weensy bit. I was having stability troubles where the driver would just stop responding and CTD, and that alleviated the issue.

@ grunion, just noticed your sig, nice!
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post #10 of 28
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Definitely return everything to stock, loosen up the ram timings if they're running tight.
I had about 25 crashes yesterday, fought it all day.
Turned out my ram timings were not liked at all for gaming.
Funny, RAM timings are at stock 5-5-5-15, but I'll have to fiddle some more with the sub-timings.

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Originally Posted by dr4gon View Post
ram can really be picky sometimes....

run everything at stock and that should get you in the right direction. Then slowly add back your overclocks.
That's a good methodology right there.

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Originally Posted by alexgheseger View Post
Also, you may want to try upping your PCI-E voltage a teensy weensy bit. I was having stability troubles where the driver would just stop responding and CTD, and that alleviated the issue.

@ grunion, just noticed your sig, nice!
That's one voltage setting I can't see in my BIOS. I can up the frequency, but not the voltage. Anyone familiar with the MaxFo know which setting takes care of that?
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